My female dog is constantly licking herself, especially after urination. She will sometimes jump up as if something stings her in the area. What might this be a symptom of?
Optional Information: Age: 4; Female; Breed: min. schnauzerAlready Tried: just had yearly check up but nothing found
Well, from the sounds of it you have a girl with a urinary tract infection. If she is not spayed then it is possible that she has a uterine infection. Being a schnauzer she can be prone to infection and the development of urinary crystals. This is actually a common problem with schnauzers as well as the formation of bladder stones. I do suggest a trip to the vet in the near future for a urinalysis to rule out an infection, crystals and stones.
Other possible causes are leaking urine as a result of urinary incontinence.
Please let me know if further assistance is needed.
19+ years experience in small animal medicine